Bristol's Oldest Pub Turns Its Menu Plant-Based

Bristol’s Oldest Pub Turns Its Menu Plant-Based


(updated 28th September 2020)

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The vegan food has 'gone down really well' (Photo: The Hatchet Inn / Facebook) - Media Credit:

Bristol’s oldest pub The Hatchet Inn has partnered with Soy Ahoy to turn its food menu plant-based.

The pub, part of the Butcombe Brewing Company, now offers an ‘exciting new menu of vegan comfort food’ such as plant-based burgers, dirty fries, tofu skewers, and mac ‘n’ cheese.

‘Completely sold out’

“We stopped doing in-house food earlier this year and instead welcomed our first ever pop-up kitchen called Soy Ahoy,” said Events Manager and Bartender Keshia Davies to Bristol Live.

“All their food has gone down really well since they launched here. And this Sunday we’ve got our first ever roast dinner, which is going to be completely vegan. It’s completely sold out with 60 people booking in, which we’re really pleased about.”

It is not confirmed whether all alcohol served at The Hatchet Inn is suitable for vegans – and, according to Bristol Live, customers are allowed to bring their own non-vegan food onto the premises. 

‘A vegan Mecca’

Earlier this year, Bristol was crowned the ‘vegan capital of the world‘ – according to researchers from Chef’s Pencil.

“Bristol’s concentration of vegan-related searches on Google surpassed every other city in the world,” a spokesperson for Chef’s Pencil said.

“While this may come as a surprise to many, the locals know all too well that their city has turned into a vegan Mecca.

“There are lots of vegan restaurants, cafes, vegan hair and beauty salons and even an active Bristol vegan community.”

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